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Jaqueline "Jaqui" Vallina

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Georgia. I have dual Master's degrees in Social Work and Criminology from Florida State University. I moved to Atlanta three years ago and enjoy looking for new places to eat (especially for dessert). I have been a therapist for 10 years and my counseling style is providing a non-judgmental and conversational atmosphere with an open and honest dialogue. I use a combination of Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, or Trauma-Focused therapy strategies, depending on which fits the client's needs. I also like to use humor, Art Therapy, or Mindfulness incorporated activities. I have provided counseling to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, LGBTQIA+ challenges, relationship issues, or were involved in the criminal justice system.

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Barnetta Young

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 22 years expereince working with clients with behavioral health issues. I work with clients that suffers from a range of behavioral health issues including depression, couple conflicts, family issues, greif issues, domestic violence, as well as stress and anxiety issues. My therapy style is open and warm to allow the client and I to build rapport with each other. My belief is that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. My approach to therapy consist of cognitive- behavioral, and focus solution therapy and will adapt treatment to fit your needs. Knowing that you may have a problem and asking for help takes courage and is the first step towards a better understanding of you. When you make up your mind to take this tep, I will be here to guide and support you.

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Dr. Delores Liston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTGriefCareer difficulties
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia with over five years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, LGBTQ+, career and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is interactive and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I take a solution-focused approach to counseling employing therapeutic models aimed at supporting positive change through strengths based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I know it can be hard to find a counselor who “gets it.” One key is to develop a trusting relationship through maintaining confidentiality, listening attentively and providing support for positive change. I find video sessions work best in establishing this relationship, and can interact with you in whatever manner you feel most comfortable. I look forward to working with you!

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Kentaya Nielly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Since I was young, I’ve always known that counseling others is my passion. I have worked with various populations including those who have faced serious and significant trauma, those recovering from substance dependence, as well as individuals who simply wanted to achieve or maintain optimal mental wellness. I believe that we all hold the keys to our destinies inside of us and often simply need a bit of guidance in unlocking those destinies to reach our ultimate potential. My therapeutic approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that the therapeutic process is collaborative in nature and is only beneficial when you have the opportunity to establish the goals that are important to you. By establishing the goals that are most important to you, we can work together to determine the best course of action in achieving those goals. Most of the work in therapy often happens outside of the confines of the session; it’s my desire to equip you with the tools that you need so that you can do the work. I am here to you develop insight and improve those areas of your life that you are struggling. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between you and I. It is unlike any other relationship in our lives because it is a place that we can truly be free to express ourselves with no fear of judgment. I am a person committed to maintaining the integrity of that relationship. I often tell my clients that I am going to guide you in the best way that I know how while also holding you accountable for being responsible for your healing; you are the master of your life. I am excited to work with you! Everything that you need will be given to you when the time is right. Trust in the timing of all that you are.

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Tracy Edwards

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Family conflicts
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor in schools, home, and community settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and trauma-focused therapy. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Debra Kemp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Shelly Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Stephanie Dansky

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with more than 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rachael Lee

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Taking the first step in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process, and I strive to provide a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship for my clients. I am licensed in Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience and I am a trained specialist in treating trauma through EMDR. I have experience in working with adolescent and adult clients dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, self-esteem and body image issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. While I bring expertise and competency to my therapeutic framework, I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Asking for help on your journey is courageous and commendable. I am here to provide a space to help ensure that you experience support, healing, and growth.

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Tita Green

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 15 years of behavioral health experience. I’ve worked in various settings that include community-based outpatient clinics, hospitals, private practice as well as a health insurance company and university. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling. My experience includes helping individuals, couples, families, and military veterans with concerns such as stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, career difficulties, and substance use. I've also had the pleasure of teaching as an adjunct instructor, undergraduate social science courses to adult learners. A few of the courses I’ve taught were Interpersonal Relations, Conflict Resolution, Life Span Development and Psychopathology. My approach to therapy is collaborative in nature. It is my belief that client and counselor both play an integral role in the process of therapy and input from both is vital to its overall success. I’ve trained in several evidence-based practices and routinely incorporate into sessions, the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques. I am also a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator. As a veteran of the U.S Army, I’ve had the pleasure of serving my country honorably in various locations stateside and overseas. During which time I was afforded numerous opportunities to meet, work, and live with people of all different racial, socioeconomic, educational, religious, and political backgrounds. As such, I consider multi-cultural counseling as not only a component of my work with clients, but rather a deliberate priority and focus. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Mount Zion

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Zion can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Mount Zion that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Mount Zion. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Mount Zion, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Mount Zion region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Mount Zion or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Mount Zion area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Mount Zion therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Mount Zion, elsewhere in Carroll, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Mount Zion area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Zion therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Mount Zion due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Mount Zion may not take health insurance, some in the state of Georgia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Mount Zion online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Mount Zion, Georgia working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Mount Zion psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Mount Zion above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Mount Zion helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Mount Zion therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Mount Zion therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Mount Zion?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Mount Zion therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Mount Zion therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Mount Zion therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Mount Zion therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 30117 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Mount Zion counselor?

Before seeing your Mount Zion therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Mount Zion.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Mount Zion licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Mount Zion counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Mount Zion, Georgia can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Mount Zion has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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30117, 30150, 30182

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